It was lovely. I think fall is the perfect time to see Boston: the weather really suits the city.
We stayed at a little B&B in Brookline. That first night, we walked around the neighborhood, and J showed me his law school apartment. We had dinner at Zaftig's - I had the open-faced meatloaf sandwich and omg was it ever good.
The next day, J was busy with the afore-mentioned interviews, so I wandered around. I lounged a bit in the hotel and got off to a late start, but then I took the T down to Boston Commons.
Just across the street from the Commons is the State House, home of the Sacred Cod.
All the sightseeing was making me hungry, so I stopped in at Thinking Cup for a latte and a nibble, and ended up with a sandwich twice as big as I needed, but very delicious.
We followed that up with dinner at Piattini in the Back Bay, and I could not get over how good that bolognese was.
And that was it. We caught the bus back to New York the next day, and our little Boston vacay - so short it felt like if you blinked you'd miss it - was at an end.